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wbchris published Knife-wielding homeless man Gareth White attempted to break-in to...
A homeless man with a Union Jack tattoo across his cheek asked passers-by about the value of items inside before attempting to break into a St Austell business.Gareth White, 38, previously of Horse Whim Drive in St Austell, appeared at Truro Crown Court via video link from Exeter prison to be sentenced after previously pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a knife or bladed article in public and attempted burglary.Prosecuting barrister Francesca Whebell told the court how on June 26...

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CG_Steve published Hedge wars - neighbourly conflict and how to avoid it
Hedges can be a thing of beauty, a simple boundary, a haven for wildlife – or a source of neighbourly conflict.Now the government has issued advice to gardeners in the hope of avoiding confrontations.A hedge can be cheap to create and last for a long time. It can help bring wildlife into your garden; and its flowers, berries and leaves can add colour and beauty.What does the law say?You don't normally need permission to plant a hedge in your garden, the Department for Communities and Local...

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Tom_Gainey published The pro surfer and Reef ambassador who's also saving lives on...
RNLI lifeguards come from all walks of life and when they're not on patrol they get up to some really thrilling things – but what motivates them to return year after year and keep us safe on the coast?If someone is unfortunate enough to get in trouble this season they may even be rescued by a professional surfer. Mike Lay first got involved with the RNLI after spending summers on his local beach of Gwenver shortly after leaving school.To the envy of many Mike has spent the last two years...

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DanielCL published The legendary VW Campervan is back and it's faster than ever...
The legendary Volkswagen Campervan is a common sight in Cornwall and now it's making a comeback - this time it will be electric and have sports car acceleration. Potential customers wrote to the German car giant urging them to turn the concept unveiled in January into reality. And VW has now announced that the surfers' favourite will be making a return to the roads by 2022. The all-electric four-door vehicle - dubbed the I.D. Buzz - will be a modern interpretation of the original model;...

The legendary VW Campervan is back and it's faster than ever...


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Shannon_Hards commented Seal hit by propeller in St Ives was Sammy and moment it happened...
A man who witnessed a seal receiving horrific injuries when it was caught on a boat's propeller on a pleasure boat tour in St Ives harbour has described the terrible incident.Reports surfaced on Saturday (August 19) that a seal in St Ives was struck by a propeller after being fed from a boat in the harbour.The seal was able to swim away but it is believed that the injuries sustained would not be survivable.Many responses have expressed concern the victim could one of the well-known harbour seals...

Seal hit by propeller in St Ives was Sammy and moment it happened...


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WBgdavies published Police want to know if this man can help with investigation into...
Police are keen to trace a man who may have information vital to a police investigation following a serious sexual assault in Falmouth earlier this year.Officers are investigating the offence, which took place at an address in Bank Place in the early hours of Sunday, May 14.The appeal for the potential witness was issued today.Read more: Police seize air rifles and replica handguns in raid near HelstonA spokesman said: "Police would like to identify and speak to the man pictured in...

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DanielCL published Dynamite Valley Brewery invites you to bottled beer launch...
One of Cornwall's newest breweries is opening its doors for a barbecue celebration of its new range of bottles.Dynamite Valley is championing all things synonymous with the August bank holiday by hosting a barbecue, live entertainment and a tipple or two.On Saturday, August 26, the team at Dynamite Valley, Dom Lilly and Ross Kessell, will be opening the doors to their brewery in Ponsanooth and inviting beer enthusiasts and foodies alike to celebrate their growing success, as they launch their...

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wbchris published Camborne Library to close on Friday for repair and refurbishment
Camborne Library will temporarily close for several weeks to allow an extensive repair and refurbishment programme to be completed.Ownership of the building will be transferred to Camborne Town Council and the badly needed improvement works will allow the library to be used for greater community benefit.A temporary library will be available at the Dolcoath Council Offices while the building is closed.The library service will return to its home as soon as the works are completed and the town...

Camborne Library to close on Friday for repair and refurbishment


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G_WIlkinson commented Five children caught by rising tide in small cove near Porthcotha...
Five children aged between 7 and 11 were among a group rescued after they were cut off by the tide in Cornwall. The children were with three adults and were caught in a small cove near to Porthcothan, on the north coast by Padstow. Another swimmer was also picked up in the operation, which took place on Monday at around 4.15pm. Read next: Crantock beach owners warned of 'possible fatal situation' months before man lost his life Coastguards were alerted and the Padstow and Newquay RNLI...

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Tom_Gainey published Penzance Pirate Day bid for the Guinness World Record and here's...
No one can argue that west Cornwall is not the place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend. That's a fact every year due to the Newlyn Fish Festival, but this year there's something special coming ashore in the form of the town's latest Guinness World Record attempt. The street corners of Penzance will once again become awash with buccaneers on Sunday 27. They will be hoping to regain the town's record of having "the largest gathering of people dressed as pirates". In 2014, more...

Penzance Pirate Day bid for the Guinness World Record and here's...


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